Can you take control of a key in the registry?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Bettie Claxton, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. I'm running Vista Enterprise SP1 and am up to date with the updates. I have
    office 2007 installed as well.

    I installed the Community Clips for Office to generate some help videos. I
    can't record becuase I do not have access to a particlular CLSID. I've tried
    under 3 logons:
    1. my logon id and I am a domain administrator and an administrator on the PC,
    2. superuser, the account I added during Vista setup and the account I did
    the install of CC for O and ran it for the first time, and
    3. the built-in administrator, which I had never used before

    Under all of the I get an error accessing a CLSID of 80040150, which is lack
    of permission. I cannot access the sercurity permission of this under any of
    the 3 logon ids. IF this was a folder on a network drive, I would just take
    ownership and move on. IS there some way to do that with a key in the

    IF not, is there something else I could do?
    Bettie Claxton, Jul 25, 2008
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  2. I am aware of the results of messing around with the registry. I always keep
    a recent copy on hand, just in case....

    I was talking about setting the security of the CLSID at the folder level as
    you call it. For other CLSIDs, one or more if the 3 logon ids have
    permissions for them. I'm just looking for a way to get access to this one.
    And maybe some idea of why this would happen.
    Bettie Claxton, Jul 25, 2008
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  3. Bettie Claxton

    Malke Guest

    Sure. Start regedit with Administrator privileges by doing Start>Search
    box>type: regedit. When regedit appears in the Results above, right-click
    on it and choose "Run as Administrator".

    Navigate to the key you want and right-click on it to change permissions.
    You might want to simply add "Everyone" to the groups and give full
    permissions to the key. Start at the top key and you'll see where you can
    have everything below it inherit the parent permissions of that key.

    Malke, Jul 26, 2008
  4. Bettie Claxton

    Milo Guest

    Im not sure if this can still work for you but you can give it a try or look
    for an equivalent to such

    Milo, Jul 26, 2008
  5. I'm aware of subinacl but it says it is for Windows 2000 and XP with no
    mention of Vista. Does such a tool exist for Vista?
    Bettie Claxton, Jul 28, 2008
  6. It appears that you haven't seen Malke's reply to your post:

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-208]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Jul 28, 2008
  7. I tried what Malke said before I started the thread. I tried this under all
    three logins and the results were the same. It changes all except the ones
    that the administrator does not have access to.

    Bettie Claxton, Jul 28, 2008
  8. Bettie Claxton

    SG Guest


    Read over this page and you should be able to solve your problem after you
    run the SubInACL tool.

    All the best,

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    SG, Jul 29, 2008
  9. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. There is a bug in the newsgroup
    and Microsoft had to get me a workaround so I could reply.

    I ran subacls but it could not update the permission of several keys
    including the one I knew about. I'm at a loss to understand how security got
    set like this. Since manually setting permissions has not worked and subacls
    did not work, any other suggestions?
    Bettie Claxton, Jul 31, 2008
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